Veteran Job Preference
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I recently posted two articles on the Labor Department featuring information on Job Discrimination/Preference issues and on Job opportunities through “Hire Vets First“. In the continuing interest in helping our veteran heroes who may be out of a job or thinking of finding a better one, or relocating, I’m extending the series on Jobs by featuring a few more sites dedicated to assisting our veterans, including homeless veterans, in finding jobs.
One is VetJobs.com which supplies employment assistance and a job search facility. I highly recommend that you do the work of reviewing and using the employment assistance page before you jump into doing the job search (it is ok to peek at the job search, but if you don’t do the preparation, you have vastly reduced chances).
When you reach the job search portion notice that there is an “Age of Jobs” window. If you don’t select the age of jobs (say posted in last 7 days) then you may get some pretty stale ones. You can do a keyword search or by type of job (or all) and select the state (or all). If it comes up blank, expand to earlier dates, nearby states, or all jobs.
Another is USAJobS which has a Veterans’ Employment Resource Center . Once again, I recommend you start here. Do the 2 step process, and also look at the “additional veterans’ resources” on the same page before you go to the job search. These are all government jobs.
When you reach the job search portion, notice the keywords portion which you can leave blank for all jobs or put in words like “management” to get all management jobs. Again, you can select the age of the posting from 24 hours, 3 days etc. There is another useful window where you can select a zip code that you are interested in and also select how many miles you are willing to travel. You can get back to the resource center mentioned above by clicking on the veteran’s tab.
Homeland securtiy needs help, so try their USAJOBS Homeland Security page.
Active Duty family Members looking for a job? Try DoD’s Military Assistance Program designed for spouses and other members of active duty military. It seems this site has quite a few active duty readers, so I’ve found this for them.
Be sure to run your cursor over the block labeled “Center Programs Menu” on this page for a set of links to various features of MAP.
Here is another useful link Career One Stop
This link takes you a map where you can click on a state and be directed to that state’s Labor Department or Job Locator. The site, called America’s Job Bank is no longer in operation, but the map is still there and the Labor Department or other link that it takes you to is current and operational. Notice before you make a map selection there are links at the bottom right for veterans in case you wish to stay with that route.
Finally (for today’s post) try Corporate Gray
This site does require you to register. I don’t know the consequences to that. You can register on most of the other sites as an option (recommeded), but this one requires registration to participate in the job search.
We link employers with transitioning and former military personnel through our Corporate Gray Series of military-to-civilian career transition books, Corporate Gray Job Fairs, and Corporate Gray Online.
They list a number of job fairs on the front page.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you and yours are having (or had) a great Thanksgiving feast and really have a lot to be thankful for.
Anyone that has links to other useful sites are welcome to include them in the comment section and I’ll check them out. I’m not above editing to add or remove links in this post. I’m not interested in posting single job opportunities though (not enough room) , so please limit your links to those with state or national searches that remain current.